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Patrick L.

Cupertino, CA

$75/hour

A patient and effective Math and Computer/Electronics Tutor

Background check passed as of 2/23/15
5.0 average from 33 ratings
Amazing tutor; patient and caring
— Andrew, San Mateo, CA on 12/13/15

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Chung yang University, Taiwan
EE
San Jose State University
Master's
Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman)
Master's

Education

Chung yang University, Taiwan (EE)

San Jose State University (Master's)

Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman) (Master's)

About Patrick

Ever since my college years, I wanted to be a teacher. But, life took me in a different direction. I became an Electronics Engineer, working at Silicon Valley on chip and system designs for the last 35+ years. Now I am retired. I am eager to fulfill my dream as a teacher.

I am fortunate to have many nieces, nephews, and friends’ children around me, most of them are Monta Vista High graduates. My past tutoring experiences were from the tutoring I provided to them while they grew up. Recently I have been tutoring high school and JC college students. When I see they improve in their study, it brings me joy.

I have a MA degree in Math and a MSEE degree in Electronics Engineer. I speak both English and Mandarin Chinese. The subjects that I tutor include elementary and high school Algebra(Algebra I & II), Trigonometry, pre-Calculus, and Single Variable Calculus. I am a patient and caring tutor, always trying to use different methods or views to make students understand a subject. Providing real world examples is another good way to make them interested in the subject.

Recently, I have started tutoring ACT Math&Science and SAT at a local College Prep Tutoring center. I feel joy to have helped many students in their preparation for College/University.

Electronics Hardware is my profession. I love to have the opportunity to guide younger generations toward a bright future.
Ever since my college years, I wanted to be a teacher. But, life took me in a different direction. I became an Electronics Engineer, working at Silicon Valley on chip and system designs for the last 35+ years. Now I am retired. I am eager to fulfill my dream as a teacher.

I am fortunate to have many nieces, nephews, and friends’
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Cupertino, CA 95014
Background Check: Passed

"Amazing tutor; patient and caring"

- Andrew, San Mateo, CA on 12/13/15

"Went out of his way to accommodate our date! Very knowledgeable tutor."

- Harriet, Santa Clara, CA on 12/2/16

"Kind, Informed, and Caring"

- Hilary, Santa Clara, CA on 11/6/16

"5 stars!"

- Gary, Campbell, CA on 2/4/16

"Great tutor"

- Uma, Saratoga, CA on 5/31/15
Patrick replied on 6/2/2015

Naren, Uma,

Thank you for the kind words. It helps me to get ahead in the business.

Pat

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Precalculus
Computer:
Computer Engineering,
Computer Science,
General Computer

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Computer Engineering

Computer Hardware is my specialty. I have a Master's Degree in Electronics Engineering. I have worked in the computer industry and Integrated Circuit Design industry for more then 35 years.

Computer Science

I have a Master's Degree in Electronics Engineering. I have worked in the computer industry and Integrated Circuit Design industry for more then 35 years. I have designed one of the earliest Microcomputer Chip, Z8. I am very knowledgeable with computer system.

Chung yang University, Taiwan
EE
San Jose State University
Master's
Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman)
Master's

Education

Chung yang University, Taiwan (EE)

San Jose State University (Master's)

Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman) (Master's)

Amazing tutor; patient and caring — Patrick has been an exceptional tutor to a very picky student. He has zen-like patience and the ability to stick with even the toughest students. Patrick has been helping us for nearly a year and we can't live without him. Thank you Patrick for all you've done for us. I would highly recommend Patrick to anyone. ...

— Andrew, San Mateo, CA on 12/13/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Patrick will travel within 10 miles of Cupertino, CA 95014.